The owner of this Chrysler 300 contacted the Fresno Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen from in front of their residence. The Fresno PD verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Chrysler.
About 30 minutes after the LoJack was activated investigators with the Fresno HEAT, the Fresno County Auto Theft Task Force, picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Chrysler with the LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC) that are installed in their undercover vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the investigators tracked the moving Chrysler to the vicinity of Freeways 99 and 180 in central Fresno. The investigators spotted the Chrysler and began a rolling surveillance which eventually ended in Madera, 20 miles to the north, when the adult male suspect parked the car. The suspect was taken into custody without incident. He admitted stealing the Chrysler when questioned, stating that he had found the keys in the console of the vehicle. The suspect was also found to be a validated street gang member. He was arrested for vehicle theft and possession of stolen property.
The Chrysler was stored pending release to the owner; it was intact and undamaged.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Chrysler 300 in August 2014 at Lithia Ford of Fresno in California.